TA as expertise for contextualization

Between a linear and a reflexive mode


Since the initial debate on a theory of TA ten years ago, time has not stood still: the quest for transformative science, for a new balancing of innovation systems and their governance as well as debates about the public-political form of expertise are contexts against which TA has to redefine its own position. The core dimensions of a theory of TA – assessing impacts, complying with scientific standards, and providing policy advice – have to be reassessed. Our thesis is that this necessitates conceptualizing TA between a linear and reflexive mode of contextualization.

How to Cite
BÖSCHEN, S.; DEWALD, U. TA as expertise for contextualization. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 27, n. 1, p. 34-39, 22 Mar. 2018.